At no other time in Chicago’s history have we seen anything of the sort of turmoil that has rattled the Chicago Police Department. Just when we thought it could not get any worse, it has. A recent counterclaim was filed last month by CPD officer Robert Rialmo for more than $10 million against the estate of the teen he shot and killed, Quintonio LeGrier. Having represented several high profile police misconduct cases in Chicago and across the nation, Romanucci & Blandin is astonished and appalled by this suit.
Where is the sympathy for the family? What is the police department thinking? Why did Robert Rialmo use such excessive force in the first place?
This suit is formally exposing the deep corruption, practice of cover-ups and the racial disparities that exist when it comes to policing the City of Chicago. As we know, the office of the Mayor, the Cook County State’s Attorney and the Independent Police Review Authority are all under intense scrutiny. It is our hope that justice is served for the family of Quintonio LeGrier and that this audacious counterclaim filed by officer Rialmo is dismissed.
Read more about this story in a recent article from The Atlantic here.